Saturday December 5 2020
Osimhen denies shoulder injury story

Napoli striker Victor Osimhen denied Tuttosport claims that the Nigerian medics made his shoulder injury worse. ‘Not true.’

The report had emerged in today’s edition of the Turin-based sports paper, suggesting the dislocation was healed, but that there was an inflammation to the tendon caused by an incorrect procedure to pop it back into place.

Osimhen chose to respond directly by quote-tweeting the Football Italia coverage of that Tuttosport report.

“Not true tho.”

He dislocated his shoulder during a 4-4 draw between Nigeria and Sierra Leone on November 13.

It is not yet clear when he will be able to return for Napoli, as this is a delicate injury without a fixed timeframe.